200 Difficult Words - Group 2

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quagmire
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/'kwɒgmaɪə(r)/ n.
(болото) soft wet boggy land; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
Up to her knees in mud, Myra wondered how on earth she was going to extricate herself from this quagmire.
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querulous
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/'kwɛrʊləs/ a. Syn. fretful; whining
(ворчливый) habitually complaining; expressing complaint or grievance
Even the most agreeable toddlers can begin to act querulous if they miss their nap.
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quixotic
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/kwɪk'sɒtɪk/ a.
(донкихотских) idealistic without regard to practicality
Constantly coming up with quixotic, unworkable schemes to save the world, Simon has his heart in the right place, but his head somewhere in the clouds.
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rancor
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/'ræŋkə(r)/ n. Syn. enmity; hatred
(злоба) bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will; hatred
Thirty years after the war, she could not let go of the past but was still consumed with rancor against the foe.
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rebuke
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/rɪ'bju:k/ v. Syn. admonish; scold
(упрек) scold harshly; criticize severely
No matter how sharply I rebuke Huck for his misconduct, he never talks back but just stand there like a stump.
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recalcitrant
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/rɪ'kælsɪtrənt/ a.
(непокорных) obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority
Which animal do you think is more recalcitrant, a pig or a mule?.
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rectitude
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/'rɛktɪtju:d/;/-tu:d/ n. Syn. uprightness
(честность) uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
The Eagle Scout was a model of rectitude.
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replete
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/rɪ'pli:t/ a.
(изобилует) filled to brim or to point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied
The movie star's memoir was replete with juicy details about the love life of half of Hollywood.
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reprobate
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/'rɛproʊbeɪt/ n.
(отверженным) person hardened in sin; person without moral scruples
I cannot understand why he has so many admirers if he is the reprobate you say he is.
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reprove
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/rɪ'pru:v/ v. Syn. censure; rebuke
(обличит) voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke; find fault with
The principal would severely reprove the students whenever they talked in the halls.
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repudiate
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/rɪ'pju:dɪeɪt/ v. Syn. disown
(отказаться) disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of
On separating from Tony, Tina announced that she would repudiate all debts incurred by her soon-to-be ex-husband.
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rescind
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/rɪ'sɪnd/ v. Syn. cancel; annul; repeal
(отменить) cancel; make void; repeal or annul
To change or rescind is justified only when re-estimate of all of the available facts.
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restive
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/'rɛstɪv/ a.
(беспокойной) impatient under restraint or opposition; resisting control; difficult to control
Waiting impatiently in line to see Santa Claus, even the best-behaved children grow restive and start to fidget.
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ribald
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/'rɪbəld/ a. Syn. wanton; tasteless
(сквернослов) coarse or indecent; humorously vulgar or offensive
He sang a ribald song that offended many of the more prudish listeners.
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rife
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/raɪf/ a. Syn. current
(изобилуют) excessively abundant or numerous; in widespread existence, practice, or use
In the face of the many rumors of scandal, which are rife at the moment, it is best to remain silent.
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ruse
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/ru:z/ n. Syn. trick; stratagem
(хитрость) trick; use of artifice or trickery; deceptive maneuver, especially to avoid capture
Police believe the ruse is attractive to criminal gangs because the profits are similar to those made by trafficking drugs, but with less punitive penalties.
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sacrosanct
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/'sækroʊsæŋkt/ a. Syn. inviolable
(священный) regarded as sacred and inviolable
The brash insurance salesman invaded the sacrosanct privacy of the office of the president of the company.
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sagacity
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/sə'gæsətɪ/ n.
(проницательность) quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness
She was half sorry her sagacity had miscarried, and half glad that Tom had stumbled into obedient conduct for once.
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salient
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/'seɪlɪənt/ a. Syn. prominent
(основные) prominent or protruding; projecting outwardly; moving by leaps or springs
One of the salient features of that newspaper is its excellent editorial page.
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sanctimonious
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/sæŋktɪ'moʊnɪəs/ a. Syn. hypocritical
(ханжески) excessively or hypocritically pious; possessing sanctity; sacred; holy; saintly; religious
What we need to do is not fool ourselves and remain sanctimonious about the issue of doping in baseball.
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